Everything you want to know about Visual Studio ALM and Farming
Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow working as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server. Learn more about Brian.
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I don’t know what it is. I’ve been complaining for a while now about being busy and I just can’t seem to shake it. In fact it only seems to get worse every week. I’m on my second straight week in Redmond this week – family’s not happy about that :) I’ve been trying to figure out what is taking so much of my time. I think it’s many things. In the last 2 months I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time reviewing progress across all of VS/VSTS2010/.NET4.0 trying to understand the project state and help determine the Beta 1 release schedule and estimate the Beta 2 and RTM schedule. The other “new” thing that’s been taking up time is work beginning to plan our next release (no code name – we’ll probably call it something boring like VS11 :)). We had our first leadership offsite on the topic last month and spent 2.5 days with our MVPs talking about it this week. Other than that it’s same-old same-old: Talk with customers, manage development, play with the product, work with partners, …
So, this is the first post in quite a while. I’m committed to getting back into my cadence of 10-15 a month but I’m not sure exactly when that will be. At least I’m mostly keeping up with blog comments and answering people’s questions :) This is going to be a recap of a bunch of miscellaneous news (some of it kind of old – sorry about that).
That’s all I can find in my inbox from the past few weeks but I’m sure I’ve missed something. I’ll try not to let so much build up again.